The Milky Way

I’m so pleased this poem of mine was published today. When growing up I could see The Milky Way almost every night. Did you know there are some people in the world that have never seen it due to light pollution?

No Moon

Starlight at midnight,
blue black velvet
pin-pricked sky.
I can see the Milky Way
for the first time in years.
Stars flash diamond strung
bracelets. Shifting shallow
clusters of other galaxies
dance around far off nebulae.
I want to reach up and sweep
my fingers through it all!

Poem published in the Weekly Avocet #301
September 9, 2018